26 July 2013

It's a Hard Knock Life

Day 23 - What You Have Learned that School Didn't Teach You

I have gained many things in my life that were not as a result of what I was taught in school.  The "School of Life" has taught me many things.

Working from the age of sixteen has taught me a good work ethic.  I may not have been to college or university but that doesn't make me stupid.  I just chose to take a different path.  I have been employed full time for seventeen years now and am proud of where I have reached.

In school you are allotted into your groups.  Be it cool, geeks, goths or emo, or whatever was around when you were at school, you are automatically morphed into a pack and that is where you stay.  Individuality is frowned upon and doing things just because your friends do it is the norm.

I am proud of the fact that I am not a lemming.  I do what I want and am not afraid to say what I think.  I actually think that the sheep mentality that the public gets can be downright dangerous.  A person on their own is intelligent; a group seems to get progressively less intelligent the more members are added.

I could add more things, but this post is in dangerous of turning into a rant, and that is another day!

Check out the other ladies and what school didn't teach them.



2 comments:

  1. I can definitely relate to this. Like most kids, I did everything I could to fit in. I just wanted to blend in to the crowd and go unnoticed. I was never quite like the crowd though; I somehow always managed to remain true to myself and be a little different, and by the time I went to college I was beginning to like being an individual. I'm quite content being myself these days and would rather be a little different than follow the crowd. Being like everyone else is boring, and I think it's harmful to follow the crowd if you're afraid to have and voice your own beliefs, interests, and opinions, and are just being a sheep to fit in. Kids need to be taught being themselves is so much more appealing and nothing to be ashamed of!

    I went on to full time work after finishing college at 18, and I don't think that makes a person any less intelligent. You should be proud of being employed for that length of time. Working is rarely easy, and you learn so much about life, people, yourself while gaining that work experience. And if you're in a job you're content with, then that's definitely something to be proud of! xx

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